There’s Nothing Wrong With You

What reaction do you get when you tell others you’re sick? When you mention you have a cold, stomach virus or God-forbid, something worse? Is it pity? Sympathy? Prayerful supplications?

What if instead of that, someone asked you what you had to be sick for? What was wrong with you? Or worse yet, told you to suck it up? Sounds harsh, but often time, this is the reaction most mentally ill people get when they share that they are sick. And just because it’s invisible to others doesn’t make it any less valid, or real.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, text ‘Start’ to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. It’s free and confidential; and someone is available to talk to you 24/7. Visit their website at www.crisistextline.org for more information. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) or NAMI (800-950-6264) for support and local referrals.

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To celebrate the release of my new book, Stay With Me, as well as commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, I will be posting articles and links on the subject through the month of May. Please share this with your friends and family. And don’t forget to get a copy of my book. Go tohttps://ruthegriffin.com/home/bookshelf/stay-with-me/ for more information.

‪#‎mhm2016‬ ‪#‎MentalHealth‬ ‪#‎MentalWellness‬ ‪#‎StayWithMe‬

http://www.upworthy.com/what-its-like-to-live-with-depression-as-told-through-10-comic-panels?c=ufb1

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